The cost of heating and cooling accounts for 48% of energy use in a typical home in the United States, and it’s usually the single largest household expense. In fact, households spend from 1.5 to 3.4% of annual pre-tax income on electricity, depending on state. For those using gas or fuel oil for heating, the cost is compounded by seasonal shifts in pricing.
Considering these cold, hard facts, it often makes sense to invest in making your home as energy efficient as possible. Making improvements to save money on winter heating bills doesn’t have to be expensive, and there are even some steps you can put in place yourself.
Here are six ideas to consider to cut back on heating costs this winter.
Written by Selective Insurance